Hall and Cranny Qualify for 2024 Olympics

On Day 4 of the Olympic Trials in Eugene Oregon Anna Hall and Elise Cranny punched their tickets to the 2024 Olympics in Paris France later this summer.

Anna Hall (Valor Christian HS) was the victor in the Heptathlon with 6614 points.  Despite early season surgery, she has fought back to gain back a portion of her 2023 shape and buy time to keep getting into the shape before the start of the first event (100h) on August 8th.  Her point total of 6988 in 2023 is the 5th best of all-time!!

Elise Cranny (Niwot HS) in what I think was one of the best races I have witnessed in long time came down to .02.  Cranny’s 14:40.36 to the winner Elle St. Pierre’s 14:40.34 in the 5000 meters (Meet Record).  What a Race!!  Cranny’s 2022 indoor American Record of 14:33.17 and this great stretch run shows she ready to take on the world’s best.

In the final of the women’s 800 meters Sage Hurta-Klecker former CU Buff and one of the favorites to make the Olympic Team, had to leap over a down runner early in the race and never could recover, having to come to an almost complete stop.  She still managed to get 5th (2:00.38).  She will probably be on the Diamond League circuit this year as she is that good.

Valarie Allman (Silver Creek HS) the American Recorder in the Discus Throw (234-5), blasted a 232-7 meet record in qualifying for the finals on Thursday.  Looks like she ready to defend her Olympic Title of 2021 that was in Japan.

In the Women’s Steeple Chase semi Valerie Constein (Battle Mountain HS) and former CU Buff Madie Boreman advanced to the final on Thursday.  Gracie Hyde the Division II Record Holder came within .01 of making the final.

CTS will back with another blog on Thursday results on Friday.  The Trials take a two-day rest from competition.

Enjoy and GOD Bless







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